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May 18

Weekly Prayers

This Week: Roseville United Presbyterian Church, Newark;
Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, Union

Next Week: Warren Point Presbyterian Church, Fair Lawn;
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Week After Next: High Mountain Presbyterian Church, Franklin Lakes;
Memorial West United Presbyterian Church, Newark

Full Weekly Prayer Calendar


This Week within Your Presbytery

Tuesday (5/18)
Community Ministry Meeting (Union Ministry Team)

Wednesday (5/19)
Community Ministry Meeting (Bergen Ministry Team)

Thursday (5/20)
Community Ministry Meeting (Hudson/Passaic Ministry Team)
Pastors & Church Leaders Check ins
Our Presbytery-wide weekly check ins have resumed. Please save the links below, as these are recurring Zoom meetings.
Tuesdays at 1pm - Open to everyone in the Presbytery
Thursdays at 10:30am - Open to all pastors within the Presbytery
Stated Meeting Wrap-Up

The 2nd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Northeast New Jersey took place Saturday, May 8th, 2021 via Zoom. Thank you to all those who made it possible for us to worship, fellowship, and conduct business together virtually.
Click here to read the entire Wrap-Up. Documents and reports from this meeting can be accessed on our website (
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Consider these upcoming opportunities.
2021 Worship and Music Conferences at Montreat

The conference theme is Gathered in My Name. BOTH in-person AND online options will be offered! The conference includes classes for all interests: musicians, pastors, educators, and church members - anyone interested in collaborative worship.

In-Person Conference Dates:
Week 1: June 20 - 25, 2021
Week 2: June 27 - July 2, 2021
Online Conference Dates:
June 27 - July 2, 2021

 Register Now!


Community Ministry Meetings

As the Community Ministry Team of the Presbytery of Northeast NJ continues to organize, congregations in each county are invited to elect one or two representatives to the Presbytery to discuss their own mission contexts and explore opportunities to support and resource each other. County-specific meetings will be scheduled on a monthly basis. If you are interested in taking part in these meetings, please contact Jerome or call us at (973) 873-0700.

For more information on County Ministry Meetings
Blood Drive

First Presbyterian Church Hackensack is hosting a much-needed blood drive on Thursday, May 20th from 1 pm to 7 pm. Remember to bring photo ID, eat before donating blood and wear a mask.

Located at 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Make an appointment
Use Sponsor Code 71167 or text: 917-699-9073.

Open Hands and
Open Hearts for Service

During these unprecedented times, our church buildings may have been closed, and worship has taken a different form since we now engage in virtual and digital forms of worship at a distance. However, our hearts and our hands have remained open to serve and to do the work of The Lord in these difficult times. Read more about the mission projects from some of our congregations which have continued throughout this period of changes and challenges in the communities we serve.  From Maria Santa (Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana/Warren Point)

Read the Full Article

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford

Cranford - Elmora Soup Kitchen packed and distributed 130 lunches
on May 2nd in Elizabeth.
El Centro Hispano American

In early May, El Centro Hispano American in Plainfield cooperated with Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Rite Aid Pharmacy to provide 700 Pfizer vaccines for clients and friends in the Plainfield area. The vaccination site was the Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church. Twenty five volunteers from El Centro, Horizon and Crescent guided the clients through the process. We were able to vaccinate young people over 16 and many of them were required to be vaccinated by their schools.

El Centro also continues to provide subsidies of $420 per applicant for immigrants who hold green cards and can apply for Naturalization. ESL and Citizenship classes further support this effort. Thirty new citizens have come through this process in the last few months.

Contact El Centro at 908-753-8730. El Centro has been a mission project of the former Elizabeth Presbytery and many churches.
State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs CVERAP Phase II

The enrollment period started Monday, March 22, 2021, 9 a.m. EST. Applications will be accepted until enough have been received to ensure distribution of all funds. Apply at DCA’s online portal:

Download the Informational Flyer
CASA Gift Card Drive

Last year more than 1,500 children were placed in foster care in Essex County alone. These children, ranging in age from birth to 21 years old, were removed from their homes as a result of abuse, abandonment or neglect. CASA of Essex County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) promotes the welfare of these children by providing a safety net of support, advocacy and mentorship. One of the areas where there is a great need of support is amongst the youth ages 16+. At this age, they are often learning to live on their own. To address this need, the Community Ministries Team is partnering with CASA Essex County to sponsor a gift card drive for foster youth in our local area. Gift cards would help fill the gaps to purchase necessities such as food, clothing and personal items. 

Click here to contribute to this cause. (Checks may also be mailed to the Presbytery Office - please email to let us know to expect the donation.)
Disability Advocates Sought

Do you have a passion and/or interest in advocating for individuals with disabilities? A group of presbyters is organizing to discuss advocacy strategies and ministry opportunities within the new Presbytery. Please contact Liz at if you are interested in learning more about this group.


FAN - Faith, Activity, and
Nutrition FREE Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many churches worship and minister. The pandemic has renewed focus and interest on the church’s role in health and healing. Churches are wondering how they can address physical and mental health concerns of members. We believe that the online FAN program can help!

FAN – Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) program is a free online resource from the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center. The FAN Online Training includes 8 self-paced, interactive weekly lessons that can be completed in about an hour. The program also includes 12 months of free materials and resources to help your church launch FAN and sustain it over the first year. FAN can help churches engage in health in a whole new way through an online platform. FAN was developed WITH churches FOR churches to improve the health of church members and communities. The FAN online training is fun and interactive.

Learn more about FAN

Need to talk?
We are here for you!

Weekly no fee support group offered. Please join us on Mondays at 12 noon. During these difficult and challenging times it is comforting to know there is support available. If you are interested in joining please email to register.
Pentecost Pageant

Kirk Woodward and Martha Day have created a pageant for Pentecost.

This pageant is available for any congregation that would like to use it.

Download the Script
Presbytery Directory Update
As congregations come together from the Presbyteries of Elizabeth, Newark, and Palisades, we are taking this time to update our combined directories. Please identify a representative from your congregation to fill in these fields and submit this form as soon as possible to ensure that everyone is receiving communications from the new Presbytery of Northeast New Jersey. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to 
Board Connections
April 21, 2021

In our Earth Day-themed issue, the Reverend Dr. José Irizarry talks about our spiritual connection to the Earth as God's creation. Learn eco-friendly fitness tips to reduce your carbon footprint while exercising. ​​​Discover steps to save money using your vision eyewear coverage. Think about ways to build social connections and improve your well-being. Are you or someone you know eligible for the Assistance Program?

Read the full board connections newsletter.
Ministry Relations Officer Position

The Presbyterian Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for our new Ministry Relations Officer position in your area. As such, we solicit your assistance in our search for candidates.

Download the Ministry Position Description
PC(USA) Job Opportunities

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has several openings for which we are seeking qualified candidates looking for a call working at the national level.

Job descriptions: English Version
Job descriptions: Spanish Version
Job descriptions: Korean Version
Save the Dates!
Here are the presbytery meeting dates for 2021
(meetings on Zoom until further notice).

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
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